Press Releases 2018

European Commission must propose new legislation against unfair trading practices!

A broad coalition consisting of AIM, CEJA, Copa and Cogeca, EFFAT, Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO), FoodDrinksEurope, and Oxfam International has sent a call to the European Commission demanding that “Now is the time for action to combat unfair trading practices”.

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International Fair Trade Charter Defines Vision for a Fairer World

Many people use the term “fair trade”, but what does it actually mean? Today, more than 250 organizations around the world are uniting to launch an International Fair Trade Charter that sets down the fundamental values of Fair Trade and defines a common vision towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Winner of First ‘EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award’ Announced

The Fair Trade Movement warmly congratulates Ghent on being awarded today the first ‘EU City for Fair and Ethical Trade Award’ by the European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström. Congratulations are extended also to Dortmund, Saarbrücken, Lyon and Madrid who received special mentions for education and co mmunity participation, inspiring procurement practice, innovation and global partnerships respectively.

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No Climate Justice without Trade Justice

Small-scale farmers must be supported in the fight against climate change.

The International Fair Trade Movement today called on the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to introduce transparent, fair and binding mechanisms for trade justice in order to achieve climate justice in their negotiations at COP24.

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